[EFM] FEC needs a good discussion home!
FEC needs a good home with EFM for discussion purposes. Right now
FEC is being discussed in the optics track but it has the least priority.
Is this still the correct track ? As has been presented in
several previous presentations, FEC can reasonably be added just
after the GMII interface. Therefore, it is a valid consideration for discussion
issue within the EFM TF. As some have said, "if the payload warrants
FEC let the upper layers decide on whether or not to include FEC".
I don't believe this is the correct way to treat FEC for EFM.
The addition of FEC can bring substantial benefits to our EFM standard.
These have been discussed in prior presentations (increased range, link
quality monitoring, relaxation of BER spec for PMD, etc.).